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AMERICAN EXPERIENCE for The VOTE: Enacting Change Then and Now

October 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Join AMERICAN EXPERIENCE for The VOTE: Enacting Change Then and Now, a virtual conversation on the fight for voting rights, past and present, with President of the Brennan Center for Justice, Michael Waldman, and journalist Elaine Weiss!

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American Experience is proud to present a conversation on the fight for women’s suffrage and the importance of the vote in 2020 with President of the Brennan Center for Justice and author Michael Waldman (The Fight to Vote, 2016) and writer /journalist and author Elaine Weiss (The Woman’s Hours, 2018) on Thursday, October 22 from 7-8pm ET.

We will discuss and answer your questions about what drove the decades-long campaign for the vote, what we’ve learned from the suffragist movement and how it influences our experience today—the impact of the 19th amendment on voting access and social change.

The discussion will feature short clips from American Experience’s film, The Vote, as well as a Q&A with our panelists. The event will be livestreamed on American Experience’s YouTube page.

Michael Waldman is the president of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. He is a constitutional lawyer, writer and expert on American democracy.

Elaine Weiss is a Baltimore-based journalist and author, whose feature writing has been recognized with prizes from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Details

Date:
October 22
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/vote/

Organizer

Diane Buxton, Project Manager
Phone:
617-835-5793
Email:
diane_buxton@wgbh.org
Website:
https://www.wgbh.org